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Medicare Parts A & B

💬 What does Medicare Parts A & B cover and how much does it cost?

Medicare Parts A & B
Updated:
March 16, 2021

Medicare Part A covers Inpatient hospital treatment, skilled nursing facility care, hospice care, lab testing, surgery, and home health care are all covered by Medicare Part A hospital insurance. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers outpatient treatment and facilities provided by doctors and other health care providers. Durable medical supplies, home health care, and certain preventive services are also provided under Section B.

Medicare Parts A & B

Questions & Answers

Question:
Does Medicare cover home health services?
Answer:
Medicare provides certain health-care services given at no cost to you in your own home, but only if you meet certain requirements.
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Question:
When do premiums and other costs change?
Answer:
Each fall, new Medicare premium and coinsurance rates are introduced, and they take effect in January.
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Question:
If I change my Medicare plan during open enrollment, when will my new coverage start?
Answer:
Coverage starts on January 1 if you move to a particular Medicare plan during open enrollment (October 15 to December 7 per year).
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